Storm Events Database

Event Details:

Event Tornado
-- Scale EF2
-- Length 19.97 Miles
-- Width 200 Yards
State MISSISSIPPI
County/Area PERRY
WFO MOB
Report Source NWS Storm Survey
NCEI Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2012-12-25 16:05:00.0 CST-6
Begin Location 8WSW JANICE
Begin Lat/Lon 30.9687/-89.1381
End Date 2012-12-25 16:32:00.0 CST-6
End Location 7SE BEAUMONT
End Lat/Lon 31.1057/-88.8411
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 0.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative A powerful storm system moved out of the plains on Christmas, producing numerous strong storms across southeast Mississippi, southwest Alabama, and the western Florida panhandle out ahead of a strong cold front and accompanying squall line. Multiple tornadoes, some long track, were observed along the central gulf coast region. A total of eight tornadoes were observed across the NWS Mobile county warning area.
Event Narrative The tornado entered Perry County crossing the Desoto National Forest as an EF-1 tornado approximately 100 yards wide. The tornado increased in strength briefly to EF-2 as it moved across Highway 29 knocking down electrical transmission lines. The tornado crossed Lula Cooley road where it destroyed a manufactured home and hunting camp off Snider Road. The tornado continued northeast as an EF-1 producing damage to a few homes and widespread damage to trees. The tornado left Perry County near Mclain. This tornado segment in Perry County is part of a 61 mile long track tornado that went from central Pearl River County to western Greene County Mississippi.


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Event Map:

Note: The tornado track is approximate based on the beginning (B) and ending (E) locations. The actual tornado path may differ from a straight line.


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
DEAN GRIFFIN MEM ARP STONE CO. MS 12/25/2012 15:45 CST-6 Tornado EF2 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JANICE PERRY CO. MS 12/25/2012 16:05 CST-6 Tornado EF2 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MC LAIN GREENE CO. MS 12/25/2012 16:32 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
AGRICOLA GEORGE CO. MS 12/25/2012 19:20 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 70 kts. EG 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 10.00K 0.00K